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Thursday, November 12, 2009

AMA Changes Stance on Pot

“The American Medical Assn. on Tuesday urged the federal government to reconsider its classification of marijuana as a dangerous drug with no accepted medical use, a significant shift that puts the prestigious group behind calls for more research…. In changing its policy, the group said its goal was to clear the way to conduct clinical research, develop cannabis-based medicines and devise alternative ways to deliver the drug.” (Los Angeles Times, Thursday)

Let’s not confuse more power for doctors with more freedom for individuals.

FEE Timely Classic
“The Medicalization of Everyday Life” by Thomas Szasz

  • Sheldon Richman is the former editor of The Freeman and a contributor to The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. He is the author of Separating School and State: How to Liberate America's Families and thousands of articles.